NINETY SIX, S.C. - Charleston Southern sits fourth overall as play was halted in the second round of the 2019 Big South Women's Golf Championships on Friday evening.
The Buccaneers (+24) are currently two strokes back of USC Upstate (+22) in cracking the top three in the field, while Radford (+25) and Presbyterian (+25) are tied for fifth overall at The Patriot at Grand Harbor.
CSU freshman Ellen Hume (Even-Par) leads the Bucs and is two strokes back of Radford's Beatriz Mosquera Quintas for the lead through her first 21 holes. Andriel Aimua (18th) and Daniela Intriago (21st) are also among the CSU leaders, while Kathryn Thorne sits 32nd in the field.
Due to inclement weather conditions in the area, the Big South field attempted to get 36 holes in on Friday afternoon. However, a three-hour weather delay pushed most teams to start the first round after 1 p.m. and play was halted at 7:45 p.m. due to darkness.
CSU was 21-over-par with a 309 through the first 18 holes on Friday. Through the first three holes in the second round according to live stats, CSU is 3-over to move into fourth place in the standings.
Hume was CSU's leader in the clubhouse through the first round and sat tied for third overall in the field following her first 18 holes. The London, England native birdied the 14th hole on the back nine, and followed up with birdies on holes six and seven to sit 1-under-par with her first round 71. Her bogey on the third hole to start round two has her sitting at even-par, two strokes behind the leader and one stroke back of a three-way tie for second place.
Aimua battled through a difficult first round to six 6-over-par through her first 18 holes. The senior birdied the 11th hole, but finished five-over-par on the back nine. She bounced back with a birdie on the fifth to sit tied for 24th through 18 holes. Her trio of pars to start the second round moved her up six spaces into a three-way tie for 18th.
Intriago had a difficult stretch to open the Big South Championships, but the sophomore battled back over the front nine of the first round to finish with an 80, 8-over-par. Her birdie on the third hole near the start of round two bumped her up 10 places into a five-way tie for 21st.
Thorne's first round 80 tied her with Intriago through the opening 18 holes as the freshman birdied the 15th, 16th, and fifth holes over the opening round. A trio of bogeys over the first six holes in round two have moved her back into 32nd when play was suspended.
Charleston Southern and the rest of the field will pick back up where they left off in round two tomorrow morning at The Patriot at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, S.C.